Wednesday evenings, 6-9 pm, June 29 – September 7 (10 weeks)
Instructor: David Ulrich
To make all my decisions conscious, I started filling the pictures with attention.
—Photographer Stephen Shore
Cultivate an intelligent eye, critical thinking, and conscious attention in your creative expression. Through a mindful approach to photography, participants explore the means and methods of making authentic images that are unique and compelling, that grow out of your own highly personal responses to the world. The act of paying attention—simultaneously to the scene itself, to your own vision, and to the mechanics of the camera—becomes a powerful tool for creative expression and for personal, artistic growth.
Through a combination of assignments distilled from David’s 40 years of teaching photography, instructive slide shows, and supportive critiques within an atmosphere of creative intensity, participants combine imagination and visual perception with critical thought and careful analysis of visual communication through images. Learn to refine your vision and expand your creative possibilities. A portion of the class content is derived from David’s new book, The Mindful Photographer: Awake in the World with a Camera (Rocky Nook, 2022)
Open to photographers of all levels and with any type of camera, including cell phones.
Class takes place on Zoom software. Please submit 6-8 jpg images, representative of your work, for the first class. Instructor will send Zoom link and instructions for submitting images through Dropbox or Google Drive prior to the first class.
David Ulrich is a professor and co-director of Pacific New Media. He is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals. Ulrich`s photographs have been exhibited internationally in over 75 exhibitions. He is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity and Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography. His new book, The Mindful Photographer: Awake in the World with a Camera, was published by Rocky Nook press in April 2022. www.creativeguide.com